Volunteer

Have you or someone you love recovered from an eating disorder and you want to help others recover? Do you want to support Rock Recovery’s mission? We depend on an amazing team of active volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities available with Rock Recovery:

How to Apply: Please complete our Volunteer Application, then submit your cover letter to tell us why you’re interested in volunteering with Rock Recovery, your resume, and three professional references to volunteer@rockrecoveryed.org.

Before you apply: Please read job descriptions carefully and follow application instructions. Note that we are an all-service organization. We offer only volunteer positions. While you do not need to be a Christian to work with us, we do ask that all staff are comfortable with supporting us as a faith-based (Christian) organization.

 


President-Elect

Roles & Responsibilities

The President-Elect will prepare him or herself for taking on the position of President of the Board of Directors by assisting the current President of Rock Recovery’s Board of Directors in overseeing all activities of the organization. The President-Elect is a non-voting Board Member until the time that he or she takes on the role of President. In the absence of the President, the President-Elect will perform all the Presidential responsibilities except that of casting an official vote. Responsibilities of the President-Elect include:

        • Attend and participate in all meetings of Rock Recovery’s Board of Directors (the Board meets monthly on Monday evenings from 8:30 to 9:30PM; special meetings are called on occasion, but are not common)
        • Work closely with the current President in order to gain knowledge and understanding of the organization
        • Assist with and/or leading special projects
        • Provide information and/or other general assistance to other Board Members
        • At the request of the President, or in his/her absence or disability, perform any of the duties of the President except that of casting a vote
        • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategy planning for the organization
        • Represent Rock Recovery in the community as needed (events, conferences, etc.)
        • Attend the annual Rock Recovery Board of Directors retreat, held in June of each year

Qualifications

        • Bachelor’s degree
        • Ability to commit to 4 – 6 hours of work per week
        • General understanding of eating disorders and a passion for the Rock Recovery mission
        • Must live in the D.C. metro area
        • Willingness to serve for a minimum of three years (Year 1 – President Elect; Year 2 – President; Year 3 -Past President)

Vice President of Development

We are looking for a Vice President of Development to support our fundraising efforts and serve as a volunteer on our Executive Board of Directors.

Roles and responsibilities:

        • Create and implement development and fundraising strategies in conjunction with the organization’s strategic plan
        • Prospect and cultivate individual donors to secure gifts in the range of $1,000 – $50,000
        • Build relationships with key community businesses and organizations to secure financial and in-kind support
        • Manage development volunteers and oversee volunteer activities (i.e. events, grants, database administration, etc.)
        • Partner with VP for Human Resources to recruit and train development volunteers
        • Assist in the research and writing of grants to secure financial support
        • Work with the Marketing team in the creation of necessary marketing materials

Qualifications:

        • 5 – 10 years of fundraising experience
        • Bachelors degree in business, marketing, communications or related field
        • History of successfully securing gifts between $1,000 – $50,000
        • Ability to commit to 5 hours of work per week
        • General understanding of eating disorders and a passion for the Rock Recovery mission
        • Must live in the D.C. metro area and be able to share personal donor prospects
        • Background and reference check required

Event Volunteer – Grub for Good Fun Run

Join Rock Recovery’s Community Empowerment Team and help promote, organize and execute our Grub for Good quarterly Fun Runs and Runner’s Socials held in Arlington, VA and Washington, D.C. Grub for Good is the ultimate way for runners to support those struggling with food and body image! We meet at Potomac River Running Company for a 5K Run/Walk and follow up with a Runner’s Social at local restaurants with free appetizers, drink specials and prizes. All funds raised go toward Rock Recovery’s mission.

Volunteer Roles:

            • Greet runners and assist with check-in and registration
            • Lead the fun runs (5k distance) and help pace the group
            • Set-up the path and help with day of run logistics
            • Coordinate restaurant logistics and set-up food and materials at post run venue
            • Promote the run to the community using grassroots marketing techniques

Qualifications:

            • Have a passion for Rock Recovery’s cause
            • Age 18 or older
            • Willing to attend at least two of the three scheduled events

2013 Event Dates:

            • Arlington, VA (Ballston): 11/23/2013 (11:00 a.m.)

Mentor

Description: Are you in recovery from an eating disorder? Do you feel strong enough in your recovery to help someone who is committed to breaking free? Rock Recovery pairs each of our clients with a mentor who serves as a cheerleader and sounding board to them in their recovery journey. Mentors are provided training and work out details of a mentorship with the client they agree to mentor.Time commitment: up to 4 hours/week; average of 2 hours/week

Requisite skills and characteristics:

  • Active listening skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Confidence in own recovery


Therapist

Do you have a desire to use your talents to serve your community? Do you have a passion for helping others recover from disorder eating? Rock Recovery is seeking professional therapists to lead weekly therapy groups for men and women striving to overcome eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, and food/exercise addiction.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Approximately once a month, this volunteer would be responsible for co-leading a small a therapy group (about 10 individuals). This meeting will consist of a meal prepared by a nutritionist and a therapy session. These sessions are held on Sunday evenings between 5 and 8PM in the Arlington Courthouse metro area.

The time commitment (15 hours/month) includes group facilitation, completing, reviewing, and updating client notes, making suggestions for improvement, monthly treatment team meetings, and staying abreast of general communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • LCSW, LPC, Art Therapist, or clinical psychologist certification
  • Graduate degree
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • At least one year working with individuals suffering from disordered eating
  • Ability to support Rock Recovery’s faith-based perspective

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+years working with clients
  • Experience in or working within the eating disorder community
  • Excellent referrals and high performance reviews in past positions

Key Competencies:

  • Communicating Effectively
  • Establishing Safety and Trust
  • Integrity
  • Commitment


Recruiter/Human Resources Specialist

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your skills in HR Management? Rock Recovery is a faith-based 501c(3) organization with a mission to support the journey to freedom from disordered eating. We’d love for you to join our volunteer team. The Human Resources Specialist reports directly to the HR Manager and serves on the Human Resources Committee, which is led by a VP of Human Resources that sits on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring application submissions, reviewing applications for minimum qualifications and coordinating with team leads to screen candidates
  • Posting open positions on multiple job posting sites including university career offices, alumni associations and other relevant groups
  • Maintaining applicant tracking system and volunteer rosters and providing monthly updates to the HR Manager and/or VP of HR
  • Monitoring HR email on weekly basis; responding as needed to candidates and forwarding applicants to appropriate Rock Recovery leaders
  • Sending on-boarding paperwork to candidates for completion, collecting completed paperwork, and following up with candidates as needed

Qualifications and requirements:

  • 2+ years experience working in human resources.
  • 2-year degree in HR or a related field and Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Experienced in the development or revision of HR policies and knowledgeable of and/or willing to learn nonprofit employment policies
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail
  • Excellent and professional writing and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience working with Google platform (preferred)


VP of Programs

Rock Recovery’s VP of Programs is responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of the organization’s Individual Recovery and Community Empowerment Programs.
Organizational Information

  • Committee / Department: Board of Directors
  • Reporting Structure: Reports to Board President
  • Supervisory Status: Supervisory
  • Employment Status: Part-time / Temporary / Volunteer

Job Responsibilities

  • Adhere to expectations for all Board Members (e.g., provide strategic governance, represent the organization to stakeholder groups, review and adhere to policies required to comply with statutory and regulatory mandates, attend monthly and annual board meetings, make or generate a $500 annual contribution to the organization)
  • Adhere to expectations for all members of the Treatment Team (e.g., maintaining confidentiality of all clients and potential clients; remaining informed regarding Treatment Team initiatives; attending monthly treatment team meetings; responding to inquiries from team leadership)
  • Work with Rock Recovery leadership to set goals for Rock Recovery’s Individual Recovery and Community Empowerment Programs
  • Develop a plan for the evaluation of Rock Recovery Programs
  • Oversee the implementation of evaluation programs, including providing guidance and direction to staff and volunteers whose activities coincide with program evaluation and supervising any volunteers whose primary responsibility is for program evaluation activities (e.g., research assistants)
  • Develop and implement a process for summarizing program evaluation data on a monthly basis, and providing updated monthly reports in advance of board meetings
  • Work with Program Directors to determine the context of program evaluation results, to determine success factors, and to develop and implement programmatic changes in response to program evaluation data
  • Work with Board of Directors to raise funds sufficient to cover program expenses
  • Work with Program Directors and organizational leadership to determine program budgets and with staff to ensure that expenses are within or below budget; approve of expense requests falling into existing budgets, and consult with Board of Directors regarding exceptions to existing budgets.
  • Assist with the recruitment of top talent to the treatment team by posting position vacancies to professional listserves and serving as a spokesman for the organization.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Program Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of program performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of various program.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Supervision—Supervising staff activities; inspire excellence and handle performance problems in and effective manner
  • Oral Expression —Communicating information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression — Communicating information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Required Education and Experience

  • Education: Ph.D., D.O., or M.D.
  • Experience: 5 or more years treating individuals with eating disorders
  • Licenses/Certifications: Licensed/qualified to practice in VA

Work Environment: This position involves a combination of working on a computer and communicating via phone, Skype, email, or other modalities. A computer and secure internet connection are required. Office space is not provided, thus the position requires the VP of Programs work from home or another private setting.

Physical Demands: This position involves the ability to talk on a phone for up to 2 hours at a time, and to type on a computer for up to an hour.


Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian

Rock Recovery seeks a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian to prepare a weekly group meal for a small group of men and women (about 10 individuals) striving to overcome eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, and food/exercise addiction.

Approximately once a month, this volunteer will be responsible for creating a nutritious, well-balanced, and easy-to-prepare meal. They will need to purchase the necessary ingredients (using funds provided by the organization), lead the cooking demonstration, and eat the meal with the clients. The session will be co-led by a therapist who will facilitate a therapy group immediately following the meal.

The therapy group is held on Sunday nights between 5 and 6:30pm in the Arlington Courthouse metro area. Between groups, this volunteer will be responsible for reviewing client notes, attending occasional treatment team meetings, making recommendations for improvement, and staying abreast of general communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nutrition certification or R.D.
  • 2 years experience working with clients
  • Ability to cook prepare simple meals for up to 10 individuals (all supplies provided)
  • Clear understanding of the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of disordered eating
  • Excellent referrals
  • Ability to support Rock Recovery’s faith-based (Christian) approach
  • Solid mental health

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years working with clients
  • Experience in or working within the eating disorder community
  • High performance reviews in past positions

Key Competencies:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Establishing safety and trust
  • Adaptability
  • Critical thinking

Other Desirable Characteristics:

  • Commitment to service
  • Integrity
  • Emotional intelligence

Have questions?

Want to volunteer in a specific capacity that isn’t listed above? Contact us at volunteer@rockrecoveryed.org.